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Liquid Logic
Liquid Logic

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Challenge: Water (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Dec 10, 2003
Aperture: f/45
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2003

I love water drops :) And since my hard drive needed cleaning off, I decided to photograph it while I was doing it.

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro Lens and the Canon 420ex flash accompanied the Canon 10D to make this photo...

Post Processing: Desaturated all the color... Resized to 624 pixels wide... Sharpened...added 2 pixel white border... added 14 pixel black border.

File: IMG_1445.JPG
File size: 1,982KB
Image Serial Number: 114-1445
Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D
Camera serial number: 1020300016
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.0.1
Date/Time: 2003:12:10 20:50:48
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 45
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: External E-TTL
Flash EF guide number: 2047.97
Flash exposure compensation: +1
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 100
Lens: 105.0 mm
Focal length: 105.0mm
AF mode: Manual Focus
Image size: 3072 x 2048
Rotation: none
Image quality: Fine
White balance: Preset
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 8: RAW+JPEG mode: large, fine

Place: 7 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.9313
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9780
Avg (non-participants): 6.8696
Views since voting: 3491
Votes: 160
Comments: 28
Favorites: 10 (view)

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12/23/2003 05:50:00 PM
huh, so masculin ;)

Message edited by author 2003-12-23 17:50:11.
12/22/2003 12:10:53 AM
I thought for sure that this was a winner....Nice work John!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2003 11:58:55 PM
I like the tone of this a lot -- very nice and sharp, and interesting.
12/21/2003 09:38:20 PM
Very clear and crisp shot. Composition is interesting. The reflections and highlights in the water droplets are incredible. Good job in filling the frame.
12/21/2003 09:08:42 AM
Excellent photo. Great lighting, great focus, great composition, great everything. I think it would look better in blue tho :) 10
12/21/2003 09:05:47 AM
I can't quite figure out what this is, but I like the representation of water and the lighting.
12/20/2003 03:03:37 AM
This is so crisp and clean. The detail in the drops of water is phenomenal. My only negative comment on this, knowing it will show my ignorance. I do not know what it is! So, it lacks a little interest for me. I am still rating this quite high, I still think of and clearly see "water" as I view this. 9
12/19/2003 09:31:23 PM
Absolute flawless cold precision....... every visual component has turned to a polished metalic substance......
12/19/2003 08:27:26 PM
Beautiful lighting and definition although there's something slightly bothersome with the composition. It could be the cropping at the top right or the object to the left, I can't put my finger on it. Very smart nonetheless.
12/19/2003 06:21:32 PM
I've never thought of a hard drive as art but when it's in this context, it's very interesting. I like the way the water beads on the platter surface. This looks very nice in black and white. Thumbs up!
12/19/2003 05:40:28 PM
this looks awesome, very creative setup and perfect execution.
The water drops almost look like mercury :D 10
12/19/2003 06:43:38 AM
Interesting composition. Love the beads of water and the whole picture is sharp. The positive/negative space is real interesting in this photo. Tops 8
12/19/2003 03:46:29 AM
Great shot, great title, great colours... Think the word great springs to mind? [9]
12/19/2003 01:51:25 AM
Wow, this has got to be one of the better shots. I don't know what the heck it is suposed to be, but it's beautiful. Nice complimenting contrasts. Nice tones too!
PS: I don't see the logic...
12/18/2003 11:20:08 PM
If this is what I think this is, I hope you backed up before you took this. Great color and everything is in focus. Good job.

Edit: Bumping from 9 to a 10. Good luck!
12/17/2003 12:19:59 PM
Excellentt! very clear good job 10pt
12/17/2003 04:48:53 AM
wow... it´s just a brilliant shot! I love it. I love the composition of the picture, the colour is great, too. And, really well focussed. One of my favs of this week. 10
12/16/2003 08:21:05 PM
now, why waste a hard-drive?
good pic, nice and clear
12/16/2003 04:21:06 PM
Great detail on the machine parts. Black and white is a good choice for this shot. I'm not sure the water droplets add anything more than a justification for using this shot in this challenge.
12/16/2003 07:54:24 AM
My pick of two for the top slot. Great lighting. 10
12/15/2003 10:48:43 PM
Technically - a terrific shot: lighting is right on, composition and dof are excellent. Meets the challenge well and is an original idea. Overall - excellent! :-)
12/15/2003 05:20:11 PM
Bad hard drive, good photot :-)
12/15/2003 11:34:36 AM

nice contrast, very sharp
12/15/2003 10:36:23 AM
I love it when people combine technology with nature. This is an interesting, clever shot.
12/15/2003 08:43:13 AM
Just wonderful! Very well done!
12/15/2003 05:05:36 AM
This is a stunning photo - wish I understood it....
12/15/2003 03:13:23 AM
Excellent. The steely grey and the water against it are stunning. 10
12/15/2003 03:05:33 AM
this is an incredible abstract shot. Hope it wasn't a good hard drive !

Perfect execution

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